About the Journal

Serial title

A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment

Aims and Scope

A+BE publishes exclusively doctoral theses (dissertations) in the field of:

  • architecture
  • architectural engineering
  • green building
  • built heritage
  • history
  • urbanism
  • urban and regional studies
  • real estate
  • housing
  • geomatics
  • geo-design
  • management of the built environment

Open Access Policy

A+BE is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license. You are free to use the work, but you have to attribute (refer to) the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). The easiest way to refer to an article is to use the HOW TO CITE tool that you find alongside each article in the right sidebar.

Copyrights and publishing rights

A+BE allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions. A+BE allows the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions.

Article-processing charges (APC)

We do charge you the costs of processing the thesis. The costs depend on the number of pages and the chosen format. The graphic design and online publication of a standard thesis with 300 pages will cost approximately €2000 ex VAT. This includes the production of the ABSTRACT, PDF, and PAPERBACK, the ISBN and DOI. Sirene-Ontwerpers will provide you with a cost estimate based on the standard €2000 ex VAT, the costs for additional pages and graphic design work.

In the case that your thesis consists of chapters with multiple authors and seperate reference lists, then these chapters will be presented separately, next to the full thesis. In the case of a monograph, we will publish the thesis as one complete volume.

Ph.D. candidates from the TU Delft Graduate School of Architecture and the Built Environment receive this service for free. TU Delft candidates will also receive a few paperbacks in accordance with the requirements of the TU Delft Ph.D. defense procedure.


Authors can archive the pre-print and post-print versions of the work they have submitted to A+BE, including the pdf version of the article (the so-called publisher's version) that is available on this website. Authors are explicitly free to copy and redistribute the work they have submitted in any medium or format and to remix, transform, and build upon the work they have submitted to A+BE for any purpose.


A+BE grants you the right to publish the metadata of the series, it's issues and articles under the terms of the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).

Publication ethics

Editors, authors, and publisher adopt the guidelines developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


We require that the Ph.D. thesis is checked for plagiarism, as part of the procedures of the institute.

Publication frequency

A+BE is at least published over 12 times a year.

Review Process

We require that a doctoral evaluation committee at the respective university reviewed the thesis that is the basis of the book published in the A+BE series. The author must provide the doctoral regulations of the university, and the public announcement of the Ph.D. defense as proof that the work is reviewed.


A+BE is indexed by the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Google Scholar.


2212-3202 print

2214-7233 online


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